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detached

[dih-tacht] /dɪˈtætʃt/
adjective
1.
not attached; separated:
a detached ticket stub.
2.
having no wall in common with another building (opposed to attached):
a detached house.
3.
impartial or objective; disinterested; unbiased:
a detached judgment.
4.
not involved or concerned; aloof.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; detach + -ed2
Related forms
detachedly
[dih-tach-id-lee, -tacht-lee] /dɪˈtætʃ ɪd li, -ˈtætʃt li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
detachedness, noun
undetached, adjective
Synonyms
3. uninvolved, neutral, evenhanded, dispassionate, unprejudiced.
Antonyms
1, 2. attached.
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British Dictionary definitions for un detached

detached

/dɪˈtætʃt/
adjective
1.
disconnected or standing apart; not attached: a detached house
2.
having or showing no bias or emotional involvement; disinterested
3.
(social welfare) working at the clients' normal location rather than from an office; not dependent on premises for providing a service: a detached youth worker Compare outreach (sense 7)
4.
(ophthalmol) (of the retina) separated from the choroid layer of the eyeball to which it is normally attached, resulting in loss of vision in the affected part
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un detached in Medicine

detached adj.

  1. Separated; disconnected.

  2. Standing apart from others; separate.

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